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Improving LGBTQ+ Lives Through Health Care

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Improving LGBTQ+ lives through health care

For many in the LGBTQ+ community, accessing healthcare services proves to be a challenge as many providers aren’t equipped to treat their needs. Deirdre Shires, assistant professor in…

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Vitamin D May Not Help Your Heart

Wednesday, June 19, 2019
Vitamin D may not help your heart

While previous research has suggested a link between low levels of vitamin D in the blood and an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, a new Michigan State University…

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Fingerprint Reader Could Help Reduce Global Infant Mortality

Monday, June 17, 2019
Compact, low-cost fingerprint reader could help reduce infant mortality around the world

A team of Michigan State University researchers have created Infant-Prints – a low-cost, high-resolution and portable solution to accurately identify infants in an effort to help reduce infant…

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Overdose, Suicide Among Leading Reasons for Deaths of New Moms

Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Overdose, suicide among leading reasons for deaths of new moms

Overdoses and suicides were among the most common reasons for mothers dying within a year of giving birth in California, according to a new study from Michigan State…

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The Psychology of Screen Time

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

The average American spends up to six hours a day with some sort of screen media, but little is known about how that exposure and interaction affects users….

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Vitamin D Could Help Cancer Patients Live Longer

Tuesday, June 4, 2019
Vitamin D could help cancer patients live longer

Michigan State University physicians have found that vitamin D, if taken for at least three years, could help cancer patients live longer. The findings suggest that the vitamin…

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Advancing Science for Children with Epilepsy and Movement Disorders

Monday, June 3, 2019
Research holds promise for children suffering from epilepsy and movement disorders

In 2013 while Richard Neubig, professor and chair of MSU’s pharmacology and toxicology department, was conducting research on cardiovascular disease using mouse models with a Gnao1 protein mutation,…

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How Collaboration Can Improve Mental Health Treatment Outcomes

Saturday, June 1, 2019
How collaboration can improve mental health treatment outcomes

There needs to be a greater emphasis on collaboration across home, school and physician offices when administering medications to treat mental health problems in school-aged populations, says a…

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Using Computer Games to Aid Cognitive Development in African Children

Friday, May 17, 2019
Using computer games to aid cognitive development in African children

Michael Boivin, a professor in the Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine, had no intentions of working in Africa until he met his wife, who grew up…

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Big Data Helps Identify Better Way to Research Breast Cancer’s Spread

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
Big data helps identify better way to research breast cancer’s spread

Scientists are using a lot of genomic data to identify medical issues sooner in patients, but they’re also using it to assist their scientific counterparts in researching diseases…

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